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YouTuber Brooke Houts to keep dog during LAPD investigation

Published: 11/Aug/2019 0:10 Updated: 11/Aug/2019 0:45

by Alan Bernal

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The Los Angeles Police Department’s animal cruelty task force have reportedly allowed YouTuber Brooke Houts to keep her dog in the wake of viral dog abuse claims, according to TMZ.

The internet was set aflame with rage after Houts mistakenly uploaded a YouTube video on August 5 with unedited footage appearing to show her being verbally and physically aggressive toward her Doberman named Sphinx.

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Usually Houts features Sphinx in her videos, which made people surprised as well as scared for the canine after hordes of members from social media communities speculated on the extent and degree of the mistreatment.

Brooke HoutsThe YouTuber and her co-star will reportedly stay together during the investigation.

Law enforcement sources reportedly indicated that Houts will be allowed, at least for the time being, to keep Sphinx during the investigation as they have so far determined the Doberman to not be in “immediate danger,” according to TMZ.

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With that said, it seems like law enforcement will still be looking into the matter to determine if Houts truly is a threat toward Sphinx.

If the LAPD come to this conclusion, Houts could have her Doberman taken away from her, the report said.

The sirens calling out Houts for the images depicting her slapping and seemingly spitting on Sphinx got the attention of the LAPD, who opened an investigation on the content creator shortly after massive backlash forced their hand.

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“Our Animal Cruelty Task Force has received numerous complaints about the video you’re speaking of, and we are currently looking into the matter,” the LAPD said when the case first opened.

The video sparked a blaze of criticisms aimed at Houts for her actions that ranged from disappointment to downright furious takes with H3H3’s Ethan Klein even being “serious” about adopting Sphinx to ensure the animal’s safety.

Brooke HoutsThe LAPD are investigating into any wrong-doing by the YouTuber.

While many agreed that disciplining an animal when they act out of line can be necessary in a lot of circumstances, the methods used by Houts were “unwarranted” and “inappropriate,” according to popular YouTuber Logan Paul.

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“Discipline your animals should they misbehave. I get it,” Paul said. “But despite the hitting, the spitting is a totally unwarranted, inappropriate, and vile display of energy that makes this woman completely unfit to own that dog.”

Many await the findings that will come about once the investigation ends to see what action, if any, the LAPD take.

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Twitch streamer shocked after viewer sends him 126 lbs of cranberry sauce

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:02

by Virginia Glaze

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Popular Twitch streamer ‘TheStockGuy’ was left speechless after receiving 126 lbs of cranberry sauce in the mail from one of his viewers in a hilarious prank.

Twitch is one of the net’s most popular live streaming platforms, and rightfully so; the site is home to a slew of hilarious and shocking moments that happen in real-time, from everything to doors falling on unlucky streamers in the middle of video games to viewers rescuing streamers’ trapped cats.

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However, some of these on-stream occurrences are downright strange, and many streamers have received the odd occasional gift from their viewers, including that time when Pokimane received a body pillow with a photo of herself on it.

While streamers having a public P.O. Box to receive gifts from fans is not uncommon, very often the things they receive are; and Twitch streamer TheStockGuy became the subject of a seriously weird present of sorts.

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Twitch star “Pokimane” has received a slew of strange gifts from fans – one of which was a body pillow with her own face on it.

During an October 6 broadcast, TheStockGuy — who has gained notoriety on the platform for educating his viewers about finances and the stock market — revealed he’d been sent 126 lbs of Ocean Spray brand cranberry sauce.

“What is wrong with you people?” the streamer asked, seeming genuinely baffled by the situation. “Somebody sent me 126 lbs of cranberry sauce! What — where am I supposed to put this? Isn’t there some charity or something this money could go to?”

Although the he appeared to be utterly flummoxed by the viewers’ decision, he decided to make the best of the unexpected prank, stating that he would donate the sauce to his local food bank for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.

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“I mean — you know what? Joke’s on you!” he continued. “I’m giving this to the local food shelter for thanksgiving, so they don’t have to purchase cranberry sauce! That’s right — we’re making something good out of this!”

It seems that TheStockGuy’s viewers found the scenario to be completely hilarious — and while it certainly is worth a hearty chuckle, it’s good to know that the broadcaster is putting his viewer’s practical joke to good use, in the end.

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